Chattopadhyay, Kinnor


Kinnor Chattopadhyay | BEng (Jadavpur), MEng (McGill), PhD (McGill), PEng
Associate Professor & Dean’s Catalyst Professor
AIST Foundation Steel Professor

Office: EA 201
T: 416.978.6267

Research Group: Process Metallurgy Research Labs

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Honours and Awards

  • TMS Light Meals Division, Aluminum Reduction Technology Best Paper Subject Award, 2018.
  • METSOC, Pyrometallurgy Section Best Paper Award, 2017
  • AIST Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award, 2016
  • CIM METSOC Brimacombe Award, 2016

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)
  • Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) – Life Member
  • Canadian Institute of Metallurgy, Mining and Petroleum (CIM)
  • Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ)
  • TMS

Research Areas

The Process Metallurgy and Modelling Group focuses on experiments and modelling of metallurgical process for designing new processes, better understanding of existing process, operational improvements, and to perform ‘what if’ and ‘root cause’ analyses of problems. Fundamentals of metallurgical thermodynamics, transport phenomena, kinetics, gas solid reactions, solid state reactions and computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer are applied to design and optimize real industrial processes.

Topics of Interest

  • Fluid flow, heat transfer, and thermodynamics
  • Lithium Ion Battery Recycling
  • Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metallurgy
  • Injection in high temperature baths
  • Solid state reactions
  • Gas/solid and solid/solid reactions
  • Transport phenomena in metallurgical reactors and furnaces
  • Atomization and powder production
  • Machine learning for process control
  • Kinetics & Mass Transfer
  • Engineering Economics
  • Plant design

Courses taught

  • MSE 202- Thermodynamics I
  • MSE 455- Process Simulation and Computer Design
  • MSE 437/MSE1037 – Process metallurgy of Iron and Steel

Select Publications

Book Chapter

Contributor of four subchapters in Volume 2., Chapter 4, Metallurgical Process Technology- Treatise in Process Metallurgy, Elsevier Publications, Editor in chief, Prof Seshadri Seetharaman, KTH, Sweden, 2012

Contributor of chapter “ Mn emissions from Steelmaking” in Dangerous Emissions in Iron and Steelmaking Plants, Springer Publications, Editor in chief, Prof Pasquale Cavaliere , University of Salento, Italy, 2015


S Mukherjee, L Kavalsky, K Chattopadhyay, CV Singh “Dramatic improvement in the performance of graphene as Li/Na battery anodes with suitable electrolytic solvents” Carbon 161, 570-576

Borrmann, S., Halbauer, L., Buchwalder, A., Chattopadhyay, K., Saenko, I., Schwarze, R., Biermann, H., Kratzsch, C. and Guthrie, R. (2018), “Electron Beam Welding of CrMnNi-Steels: CFD-modeling with temperature sensitive thermophysical properties”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 139, 442-455

Mukherjee, S., Kavalsky, L., Chattopadhyay, K. and Singh, C. V. (2018), “adsorption and diffusion of lithium polysulfides over blue phosphorene for Li-S batteries”, Nanoscale, 10,45, 21335-21352

L Gao, H Huang, Y Jiang, G Chen, K Chattopadhyay, R Zhou “Numerical Study on the Solid–Liquid Interface Evolution of Large-Scale Titanium Alloy Ingots During High Energy Consumption Electron Beam Cold Hearth Melting” JOM, 1-8

Asad, A., Haustein, M., Chattopadhyay, K., Aneziris, C., and Schwarze, R. (2018), “Numerical assessment of a filtration experiment influenced by microscale carbon monoxide bubbles arising in steel melt”, JOM, 70 (12), 2927-2933

J Phull, J Egas, S Barui, S Mukherjee, K Chattopadhyay ”An Application of Decision Tree-Based Twin Support Vector Machines to Classify Dephosphorization in BOF Steelmaking” Metals 10 (1), 25

A Asgarian, Z Yang, Z Tang, M Bussmann, K Chattopadhyay “An image feature consolidation technique (IFCT) to capture multi-range droplet size distributions in atomizing liquid sheets” Experiments in Fluids 61 (1), 14

Conference & Featured Publications

Sankha Mukherjee, Donghui Li, Xintong Liu, Nishit Patel, Kinnor Chattopadhyay “How a coal-based DRI process inspired the development of a battery recycling technology”, MPT International, 6, 2019, pp 46

Kinnor Chattopadhyay,Sankha Mukherjee, Donghui Li, Xintong Liu, Nishit Patel “Battery Recycling: A novel recycling process for EV LIBs”, Recycling Magazine International Edition (February 2020)

Asgarian, A., Heinrich, M., Chattopadhyay, K. and Bussmann, M., “Computational modelling of water sprays in molten metal atomization process”, In: Proceedings of EUROPM 2018, 14 – 18 October 2018, Bilbao, Spain.

Asgarian, A., Alicandri, R., Chattopadhyay, K. and Bussmann, M., “Initial development of an industrial tool to model water atomization of metals”, In: Proceedings of WORLDPM2018, Sep. 16-20, 2018, Beijing, China.

Li, N., Gao, L. and Chattopadhyay, K., “Migration behavior of fluorides in spent potlining during vacuum distillation method”, In: Proceedings of Light Metals 2019: Aluminum Reduction Technology in 2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Antonio, TX, USA

Konar, B., Li, D., Leung, J., Sengupta, J. and Chattopadhyay, K., “Tundish Open Eye formation: Integrated troubleshooting using computational modeling, physical modeling, and plant trials”, In: Proceedings of AISTech 2019 The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA,USA

Konar, B., Li, D. and Chattopadhyay, K., “Demystifying the CC mold at University of Toronto: The first full-scale mold water model in North-American academia”, In: Proceedings of AISTech 2019 The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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